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The controversial origin of a symbol of the American west


March 13, 2017

New research by Professor Beth Shapiro of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Genomics Institute and University of Alberta Professor Duane Froese has identified North America's oldest bison fossils and helped construct a bison genealogy establishing that a common maternal ancestor arrived between 130,000 and 195,000 years ago, during a previous ice age. Full Story

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University of California, Santa Cruz, Genomics Institute

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